What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?

If you or a loved one recently suffered injuries and financial losses in a car accident, you might wonder what car accident lawyers do and how they could help you. If another party caused your accident recklessly or carelessly, a car accident lawyer can be your best advocate and fight for the compensation you require to go on with your life. 

Car accident lawyers can:

  • Gather the necessary evidence proving negligence
  • Communicate with the at-fault party’s insurance company
  • Negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company 
  • Gather and organize your medical records and bills
  • Represent your case in the strongest terms at trial

The dedicated and compassionate attorneys at Morgan & Morgan have fought for the rights of car accident victims for more than three decades. We could help you too. Get started today and find out if you have a case by contacting us for a free case review. 

Proving Negligence in Your Car Accident Case

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 90 percent of all accidents happen due to driver error or negligence. Negligent driving behaviors can include, among others:

  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving a defective vehicle
  • Ignoring traffic signals and signs
  • Generally driving recklessly

Proving negligence of another driver can be challenging, especially in complicated accidents such as multi-vehicle pileups. However, our experienced car accident attorneys can leave no stone unturned in determining all liable parties in your accident and gathering the necessary evidence for proving fault and liability.

Compensation You Could Recover After a Car Accident

A serious car accident can cause life-changing injuries that can potentially prevent victims from ever returning to work or leading an independent life. However, if someone else caused your accident and injuries, you could have legal recourse and recover damages.  

Although compensation will vary, as every car accident case is unique, damages you could collect can include: 

  • Medical expenses and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Transportation costs
  • Household assistance
  • Pain and anguish
  • Emotional distress 
  • Loss of life quality
  • Disability

If your loved one passed away due to their car accident injuries, you could potentially file a wrongful death lawsuit. Damages generally available in a wrongful death case can include but are not limited to: 

  • Medical expenses before death
  • Loss of financial support and future earnings
  • Loss of benefits from the deceased
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of companionship 

A car accident lawyer is your best advocate when it comes to fighting for the compensation you deserve after a car accident. One of our tenacious and determined attorneys can calculate your damages, gather the evidence required, and fight for the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us today to determine your options.

Negotiating with Car Insurance Companies

An essential part of what car accident lawyers do is protecting your rights in settlement negotiations with an insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not always play nice when it comes to paying up. In some cases, car accident victims are presented with a quick, low-ball settlement offer that could later turn out to be entirely inadequate.

If the at-fault party’s insurance company contacts you after an accident, consider discussing the terms of any settlement offers with your attorney first before signing any documents. Your lawyer can determine the value of your case and protect you from getting pushed into accepting a potentially insufficient settlement.  

Consider letting a car accident attorney handle all communication with the at-fault party’s insurance so you do not have to worry about saying or doing something that could be used against you. Insurance companies typically work in their own best interests and aim to preserve their profits. A car accident lawyer, on the other hand, has your best interests at heart.

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